An Interpersonal Auxiliary Language

CCIAL Phonology and Orthography

The tables show the relevent phonetic symbols (in IPA) with the corresponding orthographic symbols, which is ASCII only. The 24 letters used are:
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p r s t u v w y z
q x are used only for proper nouns and have no prescribed phonetic values. Upper case letters aren't used except in proper nouns with non-standard pronunciation (usually initially).


There are 23 consonant phones occurring as 19 consonant phonemes (not counting sc).

Consonant POA & MOA
  Labial Coronal Dorsal Guttural
Stops Voiceless p p   t t     k k  
Voiced b b d d g g
Nasals (Voiced) m m   n n *   ɲ n * ŋ n *  
Affricates Voiceless     t͡ʃ c *    
Voiced d͡ʒ j *
Fricatives Voiceless   f f s s ʃ c *   h h
Voiced v v z z ʒ j *  
Rhotics   ɾ r r      
Approximants l l j y w w


There are 5 vowel phonemes.

Vowel Placement
  Front Central Back
High i i y   u u w
Mid e ~ ɛ e o ~ ɔ o
Low   a ~ ɑ a  

Note: <ay> and <ey> appear in the vocabulary instead of <ai> and <ei>; this should be fixed. However, <y> and <w> make more sense than <i> and <u> in diphthongs.


In pronunciation, but never in writing, an epenthetic vowel may occur before or after a consonant to make pronunciation easier.

Syllable Structure

The nucleus of a CCIAL syllable is usually a simple vowel, sometimes a diphthong. The coda, if it occurs, is a single consonant. The onset, if it occurs, is a single consonant or a cluster; a leftover <s> may occur initially before certain consonants and clusters.


CCIAL words of 2 or more syllables stress the syllable containing the next-to-last vowel letter, with <y> and <w> not counting as vowel letters in this context.

page started: 2014.Dec.07 Sun
current date: 2014.Dec.20 Sat
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